Sunday, September 1, 2013

Video Promo: National Pastime by Tony Sportiello and Al Tapper, Austin Theatre Project at Center Stage, September 19 - October 6, 2013

Promo video just posted for the

Austin Theatre Project TX

production of

National Pastime Sportiello Tapper Austin Theatre Project TX
National Pastime

book by Tony Sportiello, music and lyrics by Al Tapper
directed by Barbara Schuler with music direction by David Blackburn
choreography by Meg Steiner

September 19 - October 6, 2013
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m.
Center Stage Texas, 2826 Real Street, south of Manor Rd. - click for map 

NATIONAL PASTIME takes place in Baker City, Iowa in 1933. As the country is coming out of the Great Depression, about the only business in Baker City that seems to be holding on (barely) is the radio station WZBQ. The last time they had made any kind of profit was before the Depression... when the team was home to the minor league baseball team, the Baker City Cougars. In order to save the station, the owners decide to broadcast Cougar baseball again... only there's no team to broadcast!
What do you do when decide to broadcast baseball without a team? Broadcast fake games of course! Incredibly, the entire scheme works and the station is rolling in the profits once again. All is well until a reporter from Life Magazine arrives to do a story on the incredible Iowa baseball team.

NATIONAL PASTIME features Jim Lindsay, Haley Smith, Brandon Myers, Derek Smootz, Rachel Hoovler, Suzanne Orzech, Erik Freisinger, Matt Gauk, Kate Clark, Wendy Jo Cox and Heather Anne Howes. 

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